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Are You Being Conned on Connectivity?

18.6.2015 by Jenn Granger

Apparently the answer to this is: probably. Which? has found that 15million homes in the UK don’t get the broadband speeds that they’re paying for. And considering that a) broadband can be flippin’ expensive and b) a few seconds load speed can make a world of difference to a site’s success, this could be bad for businesses and users alike, and may make you want to do your router a mischief. A report by consumer oracle Which? has found that 74% of households aren’t getting the connection speeds that they’re paying for, and only 17% get even close to the…

Fridays at UKFast – 5th June

5.6.2015 by Jenn Granger

Happy Frizzleday people! Hope you’ve got a cracking weekend lined up with your loved ones, but before that I’m sure you want to know about all of the things that have been happening in the tech world this week! We’ve…

Internet TV Threatens Broadband Costs

6.10.2010 by Lady Penelope

Internet TV may mean yet more bad news for the pockets of broadband users, according to the director general of the BBC. Following on from August's revelations that 97 per cent of customers are not getting the broadband services that…

Responsibility Falls to Industry as Broadband Costs Escalate

16.7.2010 by Dick Branston

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for the future of Britain's online broadband network... then BT pipe up. After the coalition government abandoned plans to roll out nationwide broadband fibre in its emergency budget, BT has now…

Twitting Money

16.4.2009 by Dick Branston

Big online news stories at the moment all seem to be about getting hold of the gold at the end of the rainbow from new media web portals. In terms of pure visitor numbers the likes of YouTube, Facebook and…

Spam – More Expensive Than You Thought!

9.2.2009 by Dick Branston

Spam emails, we all get them, every day in fact and they are very annoying but did you realise just how big a problem they really are? Let's starts with some astonishing facts. Cisco calculated that last year 120 billion…

Digital Britain – Interim Report = Half-Baked Ideas!

31.1.2009 by Dick Branston

Today the Internet is awash with news, article, links and blogs about the new Government report on Britain's digital future. When reading through the various online entries on the subject it is striking just how many different industries this report…

Net Neutrality vs. Net Advancement

20.1.2009 by Mother Superior

New US President Barack Obama’s first term in office starts today and he is expected to deliver sweeping resolutions to many key issues. One of those key battle grounds is the argument pitching the major ISPs against advocates of Net…

It Pays to be at the Centre of Attention

20.10.2008 by Mother Superior

Rural communities in the UK have come to the end of their tether with broadband providers and their deceptive claims, reports this week say. Broadband firms overstating the ‘speed’ of their packages is not new and the fact the rural…

Is Video Grinding the Internet to a Halt?

14.7.2008 by Mother Superior

It is a familiar scenario: we need more space, so we will add more space, then we expand our habits to fill it and once again we need more space. This is a problematic circle that can be attributed to…